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. >>> tonight online lion a day of heartache in connecticut the first of the victims of the school shooting are laid to rest and a nation grieves with this small town. >>> plus the investigation, new details about the shooter, his mother, and his weapons as those who knew him come forward. >> she asked me to always keep an eye on him and never turn my back on him. >> and president obama declares. >> these tragedies must end. >> asking all american if we are doing enough to keep our children safe. but is washington doing enough? >> from the global resources of abc news, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden. today the first of far too many funerals in a small community changed by tragedy. three days ago 20 children and six adults were killed in a connecticut elementary school, a mass shooting that sent shock waves of degree across the country. abc's juju chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a differe
the country are trying to help those in newtown connecticut recover from the horrific school shooting. we will tell you what people here in maryland are doing in hopes of taking the tragedy off everyone's mind for a little while. also ahead this morning, the song that came to one musician as he slept. how he is using it to pay tributes to the victims of the sandy hook elementary shewelling. -- shooting. >>> family and friends said final good-byes to victims of the sandy hook shooting. the last funeral took place this weekend and the pain is fresh in everyone's mind and it will be that way for a long time of the that's why people all over the country are keeping the victims and survivors in their thoughts and prayers especially over the holiday season. for example in gaithersburg families there are making snowflake decorations for newtown for the community there. they said they wanted to help make newtown beautiful again. and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. >>> one man is using another form of art to honor those victims from the sandy hook elem
in newtown, connecticut, as four more families prepare to lay to rest their little ones. >>> plus, a mixed message. friday's massacre prompts calls for swift action on gun control. but sales of guns are surging. >>> the wind, the snow, sure signs of the season. a snowstorm is moving across the country, right in time for the holidays. we'll show you where it will hit. >>> and sweet success. a little girl takes on a big company, cracking the glass ceiling for future generations. but it's not who you think. it was all for her little brother. >>> and a good tuesday morning, everyone. a ritual returns for thousands of older students in newtown. they're going back to school today. but those who attended sandy hook elementary are still waiting for their new classrooms. >> and this long line of funerals. very sad days. it continues later today. tahman bradley joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials an
. ♪ >>> as we attempt to start a national conversation in the wake of the connecticut tragedy, here's a fact to consider. 15 million american children have some sort of mental health disorder. >> and many of those going undiagnosed or even if they have diagnosed, they haven't gotten the help they need. some of the parents are expressing concerns about what could happen if they don't get help. abc's john donovan reports. >> reporter: there are homes that no nothing of raising a troubled child. then there are those that do. liza long posted "i am adam lanza's mother" that rocketed around the world. i love my sop, she wrote. but he terrifies me. >> my biggest fear is that some day he'll fly into a rage and hurt me or himself. >> reporter: he is mentally ill and has threatened her, even pulled a knife on her. she called this a cry for help. >> i'm afraid for my daughter. i'm fearful for my daughter. this could have been my son. i'm fearful what will happen to her or anybody that's around her. would this be her that i'm getting a phone call about? >> reporter: it was connecticut that triggered th
. >>> people living. >> newtown connecticut are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after friday's horrific shooting. >> this morning most children will return to school for the first time since that tragic day. but for those who attend sandy hook elementary they are not going to class just yet. hundreds of teachers and staff spent yesterday meet with national experts on children and bereavement and they had meetings with state mental health counselors newtown public schools will open two hours late this morning. >>> as for the sandy hook community when school reopens for those students, they will be relocated at a different building. it's still unclear when school for those kids will resume. 20 children and 6 adults from sandy hook elementary were killed on try. >> and two were killed friday will be laid to rest today. >> the family and friends will say final good-byes to 6-year- old james and 6-year-old jessica. jessica's family is dealing with the pain by talking about their pride and joy. they sat down with amy from abc news for the exclusive. >> reporter: richard and christa
in the connecticut town racked by tragedy return to school, as two more little victims of the sandy hook shooting are laid to rest. >>> guns and money, from walmart to wall street. why this tragedy is different for the big gun business from sellers to investors. >>> and dangerous video games. while a stunned town mourns, shooting spree video games like "call of duty" and "halo 4" are topping christmas lists across the country. we ask if these virtual rampages have any connection to real life tragedies. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two m
>>> this is "world news." tonight, we take you to a small town in connecticut, where so many funerals have begun. a day after the president's emotional speech. >> we can't accept events like this as routine. >> he promised to take action. tonight, what will he do first? >>> also, new details tonight about the young man carrying the rifle. >> has always instructed me to keep an eye on him at all times. >>> and parents come out of the shadows, saying they need help with their children, too. >> this is a problem that we've kind of pushed to the margins in society because, frankly, we're afraid to talk about it. >> tonight, as america joins a conversation about gun violence in this country, all of abc news joins the search for solutions. a way forward, together, as "world news" begins. >>> and good evening, on this monday night. as we begin a new week, all across the country, parents and children return to their schools, thinking of those 26 families from sandy hook elementary. last night, the president assured them he will take action, saying they are not alone. and, as we said,
selling assault weapons as children across newtown, connecticut,once again get back on their buses and head to school. >>> massive storms out west creating a mess for travelers. how you can make it to your holiday. >>> escape. a tv reporter is free tonight. >>> and standing together. an offer of strangers off kindness, from comforting dogs to a touch of christmas. >>> good evening. there were signs all across the country today that a lot of americans are turning on the companies which profit from selling assault weapons. four days of 26 children and their teachers were gunned down at an elementary school, some have announced they want no part of the sale of high powered guns. and the president today, with the action he is going to take. we heard from the first time from the powerful national rifle association says they want to make sure a tragedy like this never happens again. chris cuomo with more on this. chris? >> diane, people are moved. the question, which actions will follow? and the answers are starting to take shape. with each body buried, calls for change grow. just today,
what happened in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. unspeakable grief. today more families will say bye to loved ones killed in the shooting massacre in connecticut. in all 20 children at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will
. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about the 20-year-old shooter paints a picture of a man who seemed to be unraveling. for years his mother shared his strugwell people at newtown bar and restaurant according to the owners. and nancy's friends say she told them in the last few months adam was so troubled he wouldn't leave the house. >> she home schooled him and everything and like i say i knew he was on medication but that's all i know. >> reporter: a former baby sitter says he was told to never leave adam alone. >> never go to the bathroom or turn your back on him. >> reporter: despite his problems friends say nancy took her son to local firing ranges and intrope dues -- introduced him to the world of high powered guns. this friday, the governor of connecticut is calling for a moment of silence and for church touches ring bells at the moment of last friday's shooting. -- churches
the connecticut police union is giving those for those officers needing time off due to the trama from the tragedy. >>> also ahead, they captivate audience was their dribbling and all of their magic on the court. we will tell you about catching the legendary harlem globetrotters coming up. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. >>> connecticut police union right now is fighting for help. >> first responders at the sandy hook elementary school shooting could have long lasting trauma from what they saw inside. we have more on story. >> reporter: one can imagine the terror felt by first responders as they ran into sandy hook elementary on december 14th. and the carnage they saw even more disturbing. >> i think they are very resilient and they are doing the best they can. >> reporter: but eric brown a lawyer says the best may not be good enough. >> the thing about the traumas that we read a
and strength this must be it. >> by shop lori left connecticut last year to assume duties here. he says the shoot shootings has brought to mind the security issues at catholic schools as well. >> and hairy reid is now calling on congress to have a meaningful conversation on how to stop gun violence. reid saysthe debate should take place in the next weeks. he saidcongress hasn't done enough to protect us, especially our children. the senate began today session with a moment of silence for the victims. andstay with us for more up to date information on the school shooting. we have a spot set up our website alleges. >> folks said more than a dozen people jumped out of a three-had story apartment building after a fire. don harrison reports from cambridge. >> in 35 years i've never seen a person jump out of a building. in 5 minutes last night i saw at least 10, 15 people. >> the flames reached four- alarm status as people jumped from their windows to the ground below. one hundredfirefighters spent almost two hours to bring the fire under control. >> they were jumping -- jumping from the
connecticut as family and friends get ready to say final good-byes to two innocent children. today two 6-year-old james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. james family says he loves baseball and basketball and swimming and wrestling. he and his big sister were the best of friends. and jessica rekos their parents have been talking about their angel and say it's bringing them tiny moments of comfort. they say they are going to talk to her every day and make sure that her brother knows what an amazing girl she was. jessica's parents remember their daughter as a little girl with an enormous heart. her parents say that she loved horseback riding and they were getting her cowboy boots for christmas. >> they will be the second pair of angels laid to rest. family and friends say final good-byes and did yesterday to two boys. two 6 years old jack pinto and noah pozner will laid to rest. know' mother spoke at the funeral -- noah's mother spoke at the funeral. >> reporter: the first funerals were monday for victims of friday's shooting at sandy hook. the two 6-year-old jack pento and noah
are still pointing firngs over who is to blame for the lack of progress. meanwhile, connecticut's independent senator, joe lieberman expects congress to work right up until the new year's eve deadline. he's not sure that will be enough. >> it's first time i'm more likely that we'll go over the cliff than not. if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time. >> the president and congress are on short holiday breaks. they're due back later in the week. one possibility in all of this mess is a partial deal on taxes while putting off agreement on spending until some time down the road. >>> former president george h.w. bush may be spending thanksgiving in the hospital. he's been there since thanksgiving. he's battling bronchitis and a lingering cough. >>> south africans are sending warm wishes to former president nelson mandela. he's been in the hospital f two weeks with a lung infection. he's said to be in no imminent danger. he's 94 years old. >>> and margaret thatcher is recuperating in the hospital. she's
familiesare grieving nont newtown, connecticut, people were streaming into two funeral homes to say good bye. >> that's right, two victims were laid to rest. six year old noah ponser and jack pinto. theshooters home and the school are still active crime scenes. workers are prepping a site about six miles away o so students can go back to school. >> mrisz did seize evidence from his home. >> today, good-byes were longer, hugs were tighter. >> we're putting our children's safety in somebody else's handses and the shooting means local districts are stepping it up. in baltimore, police were stationed outside of schools and they'll be there until further notice. and many other districts are looking at potential vulnerabilities in their buildings. >> we want all principals and building supervisors to walk through every building. at thatpoint, we will have a list compiled for me of things that we know need to be occurring and addressed so we can but put a dollar to it. >> and maryland schools are spoesz supposed to have safety plans and we are told they are all on the sglis it was tough for a
went on a shoot rampage in connecticut. lanza shot and killed 26 people including 20 children at the sandy hook elementary school before killing himself. the medical examiner hasn't released the name of the person who claimed his body before the miss . care he killed his mother at a home -- massacre, he killed his mother at a home nearby. >>> a dozen injured after a tow bus lost control and crashed down an embankment. the bus hit a patch of ice and crashed through a guardrail on a steep mountain pass. crews used ropes to get people up to the interstate. it's believed there were 40 people on the bus. the bus driver survived but remains in the hospital this morning. the bus was returning to canada after a trip to las vegas. >>> new york woman charged with second degree murder as a hate crime for pushing a man in front of a subway train. police released video of her moments after the man was pushed onto the tracks. she implicated herself in the crime and told officers quote she push himed off the train tracks because she hates didn't dues and muslims -- hates hindus and muslims.
and mrs. obama at the white house. this interview was taped days before the tragic shooting in connecticut and was postponed until now. it was the first time the couple sat down together since winning re-election. mrs. obama also took me on a personal tour of what is called the people's house. and it's never more true than during the christmas season. after thanksgiving, more than 80 volunteers from nearly 40 states descend on the white house, trimming 54 trees, plus every nook and cranny. first dog bo is the star of the show. there he is inspecting the decorations, including this larger than life model of himself, made of 20,000 pompoms. my friend. >> yes, bo. he's really big in relation to this house. >> this 300-pound ginger bread white house was the first stop on my exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with first lady michelle obama. these are various rooms in the actual white house. >> absolutely. and the details in these rooms are just beyond this year. >> why peer into these windows when i can see the real thing? >> come on, bo. >> does he follow you around all day? next stop, the red r
say that the shooting in connecticut show problems in the country. >> a gun rights activist said it's time to rethink our laws. >> yon anybody that needs 30 round miss the clip to go hunt sglg while one republican lawmaker said if the sandy hook elementary principal had been armed, the killing could have been stopped. >> michael bloom burg has been a long time advocate for tougher gun laws. >> words alone cannot heal our nation, only action can do that. >> several democratic lawmakers said they would introduce an assault gun ban soon. >> the question is was adam lanza ill. some say he was dealing with a lot of mental issues that were not addressed. at this point, we want you to know if you have a loved one in need of mental health services there are plenty of places to go here in maryland. >> many young people with mental health issues find help in their school. as they get older and school help is not available, many families are hard pressed to continue therapy as other -- and try to get other help once that person leaves school. >> early indications are now that 20-year ol
. >> always [ bleep ] -- blvrm -- >> the connecticut shootings left america with a broken heart. >> and wondering how to cope. >> now, meet the songwriter sending a message to sandy hook -- ♪ to let you know, we care >> it's rare video of fish doing one of their favorite things. >> and this is how they do it. >> we've got the story behind the fish tornado. >>> and, when dad drills his 2-year-old as kissing boys, she questions -- sort of. >> i hug them. >> and what else? [ mumbling ] >>> as you know, it's long been a fact that dudes like to, you know, flex their muscles. we got an example of just that outside a walmart in north carolina. when i say flexes muscles, we're talking, trucks. chevy, chevy, standoff tug-of-war session. >> oh! >> are you [ bleep ] kidding me? >> the guy keeps going. >> this thing is over brefore i even started. the dodge pulls the chevy through the parking lot. over a curb. folks are freaking ot because it's causing serious damage to the chevy. >> takes him the entire way around the building. pulls him back to almost right where they started. oh -- >>
connecticut we are with you and it was also a way to tell theworld we want something done about guns in the united states. the ravens finally got the victory they. >> heed to win the afc north crushing the giants 33-14. we will hear what the team has to say. and still have christmas shopping? you do know it's christmas eve right? don't worry you will have plenty of company out there today. thanks for joining us. it's christmas eve morning. i am megan pringle. charley has the day off but lynette charles is here and a lot of people are heading out to the malls or somewhere downtown in the community and they want to know how warm do they have to dress? >> and i am one of those people i hate to say. we all need to bundle up this morning. the temperatures are cold. and i say bundle up because once you get to the mall you will want to take off the coat when you roll up your sleeves to do the last-minute shopping. 30 in glenelg millersville at 27 and pylesville at 29. and as we check out maryland's most powerful radar, we are dry for right now. i have all five sweeps on and we are scanning
with tough talk about gun control in his second term in the wake of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. you'll remember the president tearing up as he addressed the nation on the day of the shooting. today the president recalled that day. >> this is something that -- you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president going on to say he supports banning assault rifles and high capacity clips, better background checks and he hopes it's accomplished in the first year of his second term. >>> meantime some 400 children parents and community members from newtown, connecticut were at the giants/eagles game in new jersey. what a moment it was. children from newtown greeting both teams as they took the field. then their families and their children stood on the sidelines as the national anthem played in the stadium. >>> we'll turn now to the deep freeze on its way to a huge stretch of the country. it come as so many are still digging out from two snowstorms in a row. a worker clearing the stadium in foxborough. and navigating the s
of 20 children killed during the shooting massacre in newtown connecticut. >> one other child will be laid to rest this is going to be a emotionally trying week for the small connecticut community. >> funeral for two classmates happened yesterday both also 6 years old. dozens of people came out to pay respects to jack pinto and noah pozner. pinto is described as budding athlete who loved to wrestle andwon a medal before his death and his friends showed up wearing newtown wrestling sweat shirts. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate because that's who we are and that's who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> noah is being remembered as boy who loved animal, video games and mexican food. funerals for the other victims will continue throughout the week many it's not clear when the students who survived will be going back to school. >>> the tragedy in newtown. >> the ethical and religious directives. >> has what personal impact here in baltimore with archbishop william lori we caught up with him at the st. joseph medical centerer with spoke about the
, connecticut. we have new details that may begin to explain how those guns got into his hands. and dr. michael welner's also here, with his take on what drove the young man to take so many lives. it's a big mystery. people will be struggling for definitive answers. we may never get them, to be honest. >>> to lighten things up just a bit. we'll talk about young mr. beckham. that's romeo beckham, 10-year-old son of david and victoria. he's following in his parents' stylish footsteps and has landed a modeling gig. we'll show you outtakes. >>> and we'll look at the collaboration between john travolta and olivia newton-john. "you're the one that i want," the top duet all-time. i knew it for me, personally. >> we had our hair brushes. >> that's right. >> that's coming up. >>> we're going to make a transition and get to the new details about the sandy hook gunman. investigators have been combing every inch of adam lanza's life. they are looking for any clues that could help explain a motive behind the tragic shooting this past friday. abc's brian ross has been following the story from the very start.
the connecticut school massacre. the family of one of the children who survived is seeking $100 million from the state. the initial filing says the little girl suffered emotional and psychological trauma. the attorney says the state should have known something like this might have happened. >>> a moving moment at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. there were at least a dozen hand made signs with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell
at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>> here at abc2 we've been looking back, too and put together a less of the stories. go to the featured stories section on our home page. >> when it comes to renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are one of the most expensive. >>> and a state trooper helped deliver a newborn baby, his own. >>> we're taking a look at the smart apps. >> reporter: with 2012 nearing an and, we decided to take a look at the hottest apps. the first one is instagrams. you can share photos with your friends. it sold for a billion dollars to facebook and had only a handful of employees at the time. instagram is very popular but they're no stranger to controversy. in terms of service updates, the company said it will allow users' photos to be sold to advertisers but they soon backtrack. pass, you c
with a hammer back in 1980. >>> news time now 5:33. people in newtown, connecticut are also dealing with devastation this holiday season. people there observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the younge
to pennsylvania. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> news time right now 6:31. the people of newtown, connecticut observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. the volunteers spent three-hour shifts making sure those candles stayed burning. many people are turning to their faith right now to help them get through this very difficult time. >> we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighboring communities filled in for newtown police so all of them could have the holiday off and be with their families. >>> a newspaper outside of new york city is causing quite a controversy this morning. it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in new york's
in newtown, connecticut. police yesterday, who read from his disturbing typewritten letter. >> i still have to get ready to see how much of a neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> and police also upped the death toll from monday's violence to three, after finding the body of spengler's sister in his burned-out home. two of the fire fighters that responded to the blaze are still in the hospital. >>> in newtown, connecticut, thousands of people from all across the country came to pay respects on christmas day. volunteers have been watching over the candlelight vigil for the 20 children and 6 adults that died in that massacre. at church services, congress gants were told that good over comes evil. >>> five people were killed when one vehicle went airborne, right over the median and flew into another car. the driver of the airborne vehicle and four members of the same family died. first responders said it was the worst crash they have ever seen. >>> overseas now. and new evidence that the global recession is not over. thousands of people in rome turned o
connecticut. but they're deeply grateful they say for the gifts but can't handle the flood of donations. they're asking people to distribute gifts in their own towns in memory of these 26 victims. once they process the warehouses full of items, warehouses full, they'll then be able to determine best ways to help out. >>> more than 200 teachers in utah are expected to get concealed weapons training today. the state is seeking to arm more educators in the wake of the newtown crisis. they have since opened it up and hundreds of teachers signed up and advocates say teachers can react quicker in those few minutes after the incident. utah is among a few states allowing people to use concealed carry weapons in public schools. >>> back here in howard county the joint task force on school safety wants to get feedback from the public. the group was established following the incident that happened in newtown, connecticut. so now parents can hear the county's plans to keep their skids safe in school -- kids safe in school and they're welcome to offer their own suggestions and and any question that they h
and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >>> in the wake of the sandy hook shooting, we know that gun sales have spiked in a major way. now the demand is driving the prices up. guns like ar-15s and mr-4s are selling for as high as a thousand dollars in texas. some assault style weaponsdoubled in price. a gun dealer says an assault style weapon that ran 900 dollars a week ago is now selling anywhere from 15 to a $2500. some gun buyers expect the prices to continue to rise. >>> switching gears at 5:07. an exciting year for sports fans in baltimore of course first we saw playoffs in baseball at camden yards and now we will see a playoff game with football at the bank. the ravens beat the giants 33- 14 clinching the division. for the second year in a row the ravens are your afc north division champs and that means the team will have a home playoff game. >> this was the championship. this was you know what, solidified the home playoff game back to back you know division champs. that's huge around here. so, the expectation is to win. >> i think fun is a good word to descri
is also sending a little christmas comfort to the children of newtown, connecticut. they're facing so many hardships of their own. >> it does not feel like christmas at all in that town. so whatever comforts that town right now. also this morning, a rather dire prediction about the fiscal cliff and what might happen when lawmakers return later this week. it's a pocketbook issue for all of us. >> some people are expecting to maybe go right over that cliff. >>> and later this half hour, the christmas edition of our insomniac play list. putting a new spin on some of the old christmas classics. >>> topping our news right now, the nra is not backing down from its call to place armed officers in the nation schools. >> congressman chris murphy calls it revolting. >> reporter: from the brooklyn bridge in new york to the sidewalks of falls church, virginia, anti-gun protests are springing up around the country. the debate on gun control has also triggered a run on gun shows and gun stores. sales are soaring as people rush to buy assault weapons before a possible ban. >> we're completely out of the
. >> and while they appreciate it, the people in newtown, connecticut want you to honor the victims and they want you to do it differently. what they're now suggesting instead of gifts. >> and she won the lottery and gave almost all of the money to other people. one year later, a special gift for her for the winner. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intee
connecticut where he spent 11 years. >> it's a community that i know well. it's a parish that i visited many times and i know many people there. i'm veryfond of the community so the news struck home very personally to me. these are people whom i know and whom i served for many years. >> the arch bishop says he knew six of the children personally and is praying for all of the families we have a section on our website dedicated to the shooting in newtown. . >> in other news tonight, two children were able to escape from their burning home. thefire was in the 200-block of ash wood road not far from north point roads. the children ran to a neighbor and called -- calleded 911. >> all right the election's over but it didn't actually become official until today. >> tonight we have the breakdown. coming up, which precincts went for mitt romney. >> showers continue to come in tonight. it's not just the fog, the rain is also making visibility hard. >> plus those last minute deals may sound great but do you really know what you're getting? those stories and more in just 60 seconds. oh...there yo
, that station that works for you.. >> after last week's tragedy in connecticut, you would expect gun sales to be down, we'll tell you why gun sells have spiked. o'malley is speaking out about gun control. >> and she's behind bars for beating and starving a 15 year old girl to death. the parolecommissioner talks about the decision to deny her parole. >> it was warm this morning and then temperatures began dropping this afternoon and the wind started picking up. >> how cold will it get, let's check in with wyatt everhart for a look at that. >> the temperature is going to drop tonight but it will be much colder by the tail end of the week. first, tonight, clear skies, just a few passing clouds. winds are gusting at 10 to 15 and higher. if you have trash collection many the morning, maybe put it out early in the morning and not tonight. hour by hour overnight we're clearing, still breezy and colder as we drop through the 30s. a crisp start above freezing in the morning. we'lltalk about the later week in a might be. >> out of laurel, a high school student has been arrested for making what'
in newtown, connecticut who sent their kids back to school for the first time since the shooting. sandy hookelementary remains closed and a second elementary school was kept closed for precautionary reasons. >> i know a lot of people are nervous. >> i think getting back to review toon is the -- routine is the best thing. >> at st. rose of lima church, back to back funerals. severalminutes after one casket was placed inside a hears, another casket was carried into the church. several other services are also planned for today. onebody was returned to utah with her family. in monroe, they are preparing a school for the sandy hook elementary students to attend. >> we're going to work with everybody through the process to provide everything they need. >> the criminal investigation is o proceeding as investigators search through every aspect of gunman, adam lanza life. >> sandy hook elementary will likely begin classes after the holidays in january. . >> and remember, you can find the very latest information about the tragedy at our website at abc2news.com. we have a special session on
connecticut designs a holiday show and he does this light display for a good cause. it draws people from all over. [ music ] ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> cars line up down the streets to see the display set to music. christopher lambert says it's all about getting people in theholiday spirit and this year he is partnering with paws for purple hearts a program that helps train service dogs for veterans coming back from war. >>> news time is 6:39. what are you waiting for? shoppers waiting until the last- minute will have a lot of company today. millions are expected to flood stores today. and shops are accommodating all procrastinators out there. plus, dreaming of a white christmas, this may change your mind. parts of the country getting socked with winter weather. we will tell you where ahead. >> and we are dry right now. but we have those clouds. i will tell you when the rain moves in and how long it will last coming up. >> reporter: no problems to report on 83 up in hunt valley. i will let you know what traffic looks like heading to bwi airport and 695 all coming up on good morning maryland. it's
. >>> just one day after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary in connecticut, this -- [ gunfire ] >> this is a story you may have heard about by now. a shooting in newport beach, california, at the fashion island mall. you're hearing a man in the parking lot firing off what was learned to be 50 rounds into the air. >> and what's so crazy, is the guy who is shooting this video had his wife and daughter inside the mall as he's hearing these shots. he writes in his youtube description in the look at the very center of the screen, right beneath the little red triangle to the left of these palm trees, you can see the shooter. that guy right there. looks like that's the shooter in the parking lot. after all this, 42-year-old marcus gurrolla was taken into custody. police say he reloaded several times. they were able to apprehend this guy without any fight. >> firing 50 rounds up in the air could have come down and hurt somebody during the holiday season where the mall is packed. >> sure. everybody was on edge, obviously, after what happened at sandy hook. only one person was injured,
will see is it will mix in with another storm. new york city, southern connecticut, and south of boston going to get the biggest snow totals. let me show you what you can expect in the way of snow totals. the pink area is two to five inches, broad brush across parts of pennsylvania. upstate new york, you'll see a little bit more. see that maroon spot south of boston? that's where we get the five to ten-inch area. near a foot south of boston locally. it's going to be an interesting one. here at the airports, boston and new york included, in heavy delays today. and you have moderate delays back here. detroit, chicago, some cold and some wind going to affect them. los angeles will have rain. so, it doesn't just stop on the east coast. we have travel trouble in other places. but on the roads, anywhere in the pacific northwest could be a little slippery. and certainly, with this storm, again, from ohio all the way to maine. back to bianna. >> a travel nightmare for so many people. ginger, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the desperate, last-ditch effort to try to keep the country from f
in connecticut, more than a foot of snow. more than a foot in milford, mass, too. even though it's done, the issues, they're not. overnight up to a foot of snow fell again. holiday snow, round two, came down fast and furious. in new hampshire, drivers slipped into a tailspin causing a 20-car pileup that has i-93 backed up for miles. >> what happened after that was just unbelievable. like one car after another car after another car. there wasn't anybody stopping. >> reporter: in orange county, cars skidded on the icy road. at gillette stadium in massachusetts, it took serious manpower and heavy-duty machinery to prep for this afternoon's patriots game. >> we're working until the snow stops, probably around 5:00 in the morning. >> reporter: and the big dig, that winter shoveling ritual, is underway for millions this morning. anderson, indiana, got hit with 6 inches. and there is a silver lining in all of this ice. for plowers in westchester county, all the snow translates to cold, hard cash. >> lots of money. make lots of money. that's all. >> reporter: clearing acre after acre into the n
, connecticut right now. we're going to tell you how they were able to find a little bit of comfort and joy this holiday season. >>> and a big problem for some family hoss may have gathered to watch movies but they couldn't do it with netflix. we'll tell you why and who that company is blaming on this wednesday, december the 26th. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. hope you had a merry christmas. it's all about the blame game, isn't it, even with the weather? >> it's always someone else's fault. i'll tell you who's not going to take the blame, that guy, meteorologist mike massco. >> i thought this was exactly where it's heading, blame me on the weather. look, charley, megan, d.c., that's going to be the first to see some snow. that's what's inching its way up 95 right now. this is maryland's most powerful radar, the market's most powerful doppler radar. notice the snow bands developing to the south of d.c. this is what's going going to come right along 95 and be into our area during the morning hours. it's been an hour 24 minutes away f
after the newtown, connecticut, school shootings, another debate heating up about whether to bring guns into schools. a new poll suggests 64% of americans think arming at least one school official would be at least some what effective. but what about arming the teachers? abc's cecilia vega tonight with some of those teachers who say yes. >> okay, so, now what do i do? >> reporter: the gun is fake, but these utah teachers fear the threat facing their classrooms is very real. today, 200 of those teachers became students -- >> ready to fire. >> reporter: packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job. and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part. and to be able to use them appropriately is really quite a high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the principal's designee armed. in
for those in newtown, connecticut, still reeling from a mass shooting two weeks ago. we'll take you there and show you how that community observed the holiday. >>> it wasn't the christmas morning they had planned. severe weather pounds the southern united states and it could be affecting us by the end of today. we are watching the skies and the roads to keep you ahead of the storm. those details straight ahead on this wednesday morning. i hope you had a great christmas. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. let's get right to that weather because this was a big problem yesterday. mike massco is standing by. could be a big problem for us today. >> sure. it dropped 34 tornado down to the south. we are getting, well, not the most severe part of this storm, but we will get a rain/snow mixture. it's 32 in the city right now, or i should say out at the airport at bwi and we are, again, going to see anything that comes in will fall in the form of some snow. carroll county, out towards fredrick county, you're under a winter weather advisory through the course of this morning because o
in newtown, connecticut. >>> west webster volunteer firefighters, who had been in guarded condition, are now being upgraded to satisfactory condition. the hospital released a statement on their behalf saying they're humbles and overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes for us and our families, end quote. a police officer who was slightly injured in the shooting is also just overwhelmed. >> a very difficult, emotional experience for me because i'm trained to help people. at that point i can't because i don't have anything. >> ritter's windshield was hit by a spray bullet. >>> there is growing controversy over a suburban new york newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand permit holders. criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >>> in albuquerque, a police officer is being credited with stopping what could have turned into a deadly shooting. >> drop the gun. drop the gun. >> drop the gun now. >> that is the officer intervening, possibly saving a man's life. every dramatic moment was captured on his lapel camera. police say the confrontation involved two mil
is going to fall in southern new england. that hot pink spot south of boston into eastern connecticut is where we think most of the snow will fall. >> ginger, we're about 20 blocks north of times square now, for new year's, what does it look? >> kind of like this. flurries. temperatures in the mid-20s. remember, too, icy roads tonight for those not getting a ton of snow. >> great warning there. ginger, thank you. >>> the other storm swirling out there in washington, the one ang angering americans across the country. tonight, three days to go before taxes go up for all americans. will the pressure on congress bring in a deal? let's bring in jon karl on this. >> a little closer, certainly not there yet. congressional leaders are making one last-ditch effort to get to a mini deal. with just three days left, finally a glimmer of hope. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> whatever we come up with it's going to be imperfect. >> right now, it's in the hand of the two senate leaders. democratic harry reid and republican mitch mcconnell. they're working on a mini deal that would prevent a tax inc
with our loved ones on christmas eve we are reminded the holidays for familiesin newtown connecticut will be somber. people came together to make snowflake decorations for the survivors of the sandy hook shooting. they say they wanted to do something to help make the town beautiful again and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. we heard from the nra and now we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague says there's no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i -- stupid. it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence you are increasing violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our -- and armed security in the school to protect our children then cal
she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown, connecticut on this sunday, church leaders were given standing ovations at the st. rose of lima church. he was thanked for helping so many people through the horror of the sandy hook elementary school shootings opinion tonight we're noticing something very positive across the country in response to this story. >> reporter: an overwhelming river of giving now flows freely through the newtown post office. some send prayers, others much needed support. >> i think i saw brazil, australia, anybody in newtown needs a hug. amazing. >> reporter: in the town hall, a mountain of donated toys is piling up just in time for christmas. even hurricane sandy victims are giving hundreds of teddy bears. >> reporter: new town wants others to pay it forward now in honor of the victims. from a secret santa in pennsylvania to new jersey, where kristin went shopping for ingredients, only to find a target gift card hidden in her cart asking her to pay it toward in honor of sandy hook shooting victim catherine hubbard. it made me stop.
used in the elementary school massacre in newtown, connecticut. investigators continue to comb through what's left of this webster home. the scene of an ambush attack set by this man, william spengler, that killed two firefighters and injured two others. overnight, news that a body has been found in the rubble of the spengler home, possibly his sister, cheryl spengler, who neighbors say he had a strained relationship. emotions are high, as firefighters face the grim reality of burying their own. >> tried to put down as many people as possible before stopping. >> reporter: police say spengler fired from a nearby berm or hill, as if he were a military sniper, using a tree as cover. >> spengler had armed himself heavily. and immediately started firing upon first responders. it was a combat mission. >> reporter: he killed firefighters tomasz ka szoka. and left behind a rambling note. >> i need to see how much of a neighborhood i can burn down. and do what i like best, killing people. >> reporter: his intent to kill is clear. though his motive is still a mystery. we do know spengler had a v
around the country. newtown, connecticut, is facing an extremely difficult christmas. but the nation has opened its heart to this town on this holiday. rob nelson has the story. >> reporter: good morning, guys. it's a cruel irony for newtown this christmas. in the midst of this season of giving, a town still reeling from so much lost. residents are finding no shortage of prayer, comfort, and kindness. during this season of giving, the people of newtown, connecticut, have been overwhelmed with love and support for the holidays. >> you do what you can. everybody does a little bit. and it means a whole lot to everybody. >> reporter: the newtown post office has been flooded with gifts, letters, and prayers. incredible sprinkles of love from all over the globe. >> i think i saw brazil, australia. anybody in newtown who needs a hug. it's amazing. >> reporter: at the local town hall, there are mountains of donated toys. and hurricane sandy victims wanted to spread the joy. >> we have had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward. >> reporter: and the people of newtown agree. asking supporters i
, connecticut school attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and 2/3 of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for shooting courses are up 20%. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a shooter. but there
results after the newtown, connecticut school massacre. >> you're going see more of that long line. unbelievable how many people turned out and the types of guns that were turned in. really interesting. >>> also later, a pretty daring claim about the death of a diva. what a hollywood private eye is claiming about whitney houston. was she really murdered? that's coming up in "the skinny" later on. >> those are some shocking claims there. we begin with the treacherous winter storm that's snarling traffic on the ground and in the air and responsible for killing at least six people so far. >> up to a foot of snow has fallen in parts of indiana and pennsylvania. much the same expected this morning in new england. winter storm warnings are posted in more than a dozen states. we begin with abc's alex perez. >> reporter: strong winds whipped around fast falling snow in indianapolis and made getting around by foot or car nearly impossible. david mathis struggled just to keep up with the shoveling. you saw no snow and within a couple of hours, what did you see? >> basically whiteout conditio
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